About Us

Young Norfolk Arts provides opportunities for children and young people to create and engage with creativity and culture across Norfolk.

We hold the Young Norfolk Arts Festival (YNAF) – a celebration of creativity and performance by and for young people in Norfolk every year, and the Young Norfolk Visual Arts (YNVA) programme and exhibition. We also run the YNA Collective (YNAC), a volunteer group of 16-25 year olds with an interest in the arts and creative industries either as a hobby or as a career path.

YNA Festival

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YNA Collective

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Young Norfolk Arts Trust is a charity which uses all its income to provide life changing opportunities for young people across Norfolk. Every project and activity is offered to children and young people for free, including our yearly festival programme. Support us by donating what you can…

UK Charity Number 1162863


News information and events from us and our partners!

YNA + NCW Poetry Commission!

We've teamed up with the National Centre for Writing to offer early-career poets the opportunity to create a poem suitable for 8-10 year olds as part of this year's North Norfolk Poetry Slam.  The commissioned poem (up to 24 lines in total) will be performed by the poet at two special events. The...

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YNA Collective Call Out 2020

Recruitment is open for the Young Norfolk Arts Collective 2020! YNAC is a platform that celebrates creativity by and for young people in Norfolk and is open to anyone aged 16-25. Gain experience in producing events, digital communications, curation, design + more. Through regular meetings,...

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Young Norfolk Arts 2019 Report

In 2019 Young Norfolk Arts provided opportunities for thousands of children and young people across Norfolk to engage with arts and culture. This is an exciting time for the Trust and with thanks to a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England, we will continue to grow and develop,...

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>Engage Works

In October we hosted our first conference! A day of exploring youth engagement in the arts, the event was a partnership with the National Centre for Writing who brought learning and themes from their Engage! programme. The event was held at Anteros Arts Centre and brought together young people,...

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YNA funding success!

We are delighted to announce we have been successful in our application to Arts Council England's National Lottery Project Grants. This will enable us not only to deliver two Young Norfolk Arts Festivals but will also support the continued development of our year-round activities. A huge thank you...

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